School of Curiosity

School of Curiosity

School of Curiosity

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Cornovii Edwards brings life to bronze

March 5, 2015

The School of Curiosity Summer School artist in residence this year will be Cornovii Edwards. He is the renowned sculptor behind many famous artworks and monuments, including the Frederick Douglass statue presented to Barack Obama, the Muhammed Ali statue and the one featured in our picture entitled All Together Now, featuring German and British Officers marking  the Christmas Truce of World War Two.

According to Cornovii, great statues have to be embedded with seven different layers of meaning, so even before you touch any clay you have to build and deeply empathise with the story. His stories are just as spectacular as his artworks.

We will be doing some hands-on work with Cornovii using our pottery and kiln, woodworking shop and maybe a bit of stonework, The purpose? So that we can create a seven layered story of our own lives.

Don’t worry aprons will be provided. All you have to do is to book your place for the summer school on 28th, 29th and 30th May which you can do here

Private Eye cartoonist joins the faculty

March 3, 2015

We always thought that the 2015 Summer School was going to be a lot of fun. Now we know for sure that there are going to be a lot of laughs as award winning cartoonist Tony Husband joins The School of Curiosity Faculty.

Tony was the cartoonist for Private Eye, one of the world’s great satirical magazines, for whom he produced YOBS, a cartoon strip depicting the British way of life, winning the Pont Award. As well as producing cartoons for The Times, The Spectator, Punch, Playboy, The Sunday Express and The Sun, Tony co-devised and edited Oink!, a popular children’s comic. This resulted in a TV spin off called Round the Bend. For the theatre he co-wrote the play Save the Human and regularly performs with poet Ian Macmillan with their show A Cartoon History of Here.

In addition he has published more than fifty books. His latest Take Care Son tells of his fathers decline into dementia and is receiving critical acclaim.

Tony will look at the role of humour in our lives and how we can use it to deal with even our most challenging situations. You will also get the chance to draw a bit and be funny.

If we are really nice to him, Tony will document the things that happen throughout the three days and nights at Summer School, which by the way, are 28th, 29th and 30th May. Don’t leave it too late. Book here



The 2015 Summer School is coming…

March 2, 2015

The famous Lygon Arms in Broadway

Stanton Guildhouse, Broadway, England 28th, 29th, 30th May 2015

It’s pretty hard to beat the stunning views from our 2013 classroom in Villefranche-sur-Mer, but if you have ever been to the English Cotswold’s you will know that it can be possible.

The Stanton Guildhouse is set in an elevated position in the hamlet of Stanton, close to Broadway, one of the most beautiful villages in Britain. From the grounds of The Guildhouse you can see for ten miles across open countryside, look down towards the hamlet’s honeyed thatched cottages and stroll next door to a truly English country pub. As settings go this one is hard to beat.

This year we have assembled another truly amazing faculty, and with the range of facilities we have at The Guildhouse, there will be an even greater emphasis on doing, connecting and creating.

Details of the programme are being released this week, bit by bit, but don’t waste any time, book you place now here

Start checking the flights!

June 7, 2013

The provisional dates for The School of Curiosity ‘End of Summer School’ have been agreed as 18th, 19th, 20th October 2013. The event will take place in the stunning gardens of The Citadelle, Villefranche-sur-Mer, overlooking one of the most beautiful bays in Europe.

We hope to confirm the dates next Friday (14th June), so for now, just check the availability of flights….nearest airport Nice Cote d’Azure.

Have a curious day.


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